CutAAAAHHH!!! Paris Internationale, 35 Boulevard des Capucines, Paris, France19 - 23 October 2022

ROH is pleased to present Cut, a solo presentation of Davy Linggar at Paris Internationale 2022.

Situated inside Nadar’s old Parisian photography studio, Linggar will exhibit a number of works, including paintings, drawings, photographs, and a video work presented dispersed on two opposite walls. 


Linggar’s paintings depict artificial, man-made structures that attempt in some ways to mimic their surrounding natural environments. These works are placed in relation to paintings and drawings which are much more personal, intimate settings that relate to domestic, more quotidian circumstances. Linggar also shows a video work of a clock pendulum moving in different speeds as if time is changing throughout the presentation in an elastic manner. 

As opposed to developing a more rigid series of works with clearly delineated thematic explorations, Linggar instead considers the presentations of his work to act as an attempt to further develop and build upon his own aesthetic lexicon.

Born 1974, Jakarta, Indonesia
Lives and works in Jakarta, Indonesia

Davy Linggar is a celebrated Indonesian artist who works primarily through the mediums of photography and painting. There is a substantial breadth to his practice in his investigation of the things that constitute an image and its interrelatedness to perception, memory, form, feeling, and experience. His acute sensibilities are then translated into a diverse array of possibilities – be it through moving images, photographs, paintings, or drawings. In establishing a distinctive aesthetic vernacular, Linggar engages with and through architecture, popular culture, fashion, and nature. He deftly negotiates, and finds balance, between many different forms of energies and forces. 

Linggar has exhibited locally and internationally such as in group exhibitions Frieze Seoul with ROH at COEX Mall, Seoul, South Korea (2023); Art Basel Hong Kong with ROH at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong (2023); Companion at Art Basel Hong Kong Satellite, Hong Kong (2021) in collaboration with Gary-Ross Pastrana and Tromarama; iso at AAAAHHH!!! Paris Internationale, Paris, France (2020) with Aditya Novali; After Utopia: Revisiting The Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore (2015); Pink Swing Park at CP Biennale: Urban/Culture, Museum Bank Indonesia (2015) with Agus Suwage; and 11th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2010). His solo exhibitions include Aperture at ROH, Jakarta, Indonesia (2022); Cut at AAAAHHH!!! Paris Internationale, Paris, France (2022); FILM at The Papilion, Jakarta, Indonesia (2015); Sketch, Photo, Image at Ark Galerie, Jakarta, Indonesia (2008); and Black&White, Gallery Cahya, Jakarta, Indonesia (1998)

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Photography courtesy of The Artist and ROH